Prachanda’s expanded cabinet

August 31st, 2008 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Kathmandu, Aug 31 (IANS) The following is the complete list of the members of Nepal’s cabinet headed by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” and their portfolios:1st Deputy Prime Minister: Bamdev Gautam (Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist - “UML”)
Deputy Prime Minister: Baburam Bhattarai (Maoist)
Deputy Prime Minister: Upendra Yadav (Madhesi Janadhikar Forum - “MJF”)

Maoist ministers:
Baburam Bhattarai: Finance
Spokesman Krishna Bahadur Mahara: Information and communications
Dev Gurung: Law and legislature
Ram Bahadur Thapa Magar: Defence
Janardan Sharma: Peace and reconstruction
Lekhraj Bhatt: Labour
Gopal Kiranti: Culture
Matrika Prasad Yadav: Land reform
Hisila Yami: Tourism
Pampa Bhusal: General administration

UML:
Bamdev Gautam: Home
Ram Chandra Jha: Local development
Bishnu Poudel: Water resources
Kiran Gurung: Forest and soil conservation
Ashta Laxmi Shakya: Industries
Gopal Shakya: Youth and sports

MJF:
Upendra Yadav: Foreign affairs
Bijay Gachhedar: Physical planning and works
Renu Yadav: Education
Jay Prakash Gupta: Agriculture and cooperatives

Communist Party of Nepal (United):
Ganesh Shah: Science and technology

Sadbhavana Party:
Rajendra Mahato: Commerce and supplies

People’s Front Nepal:
Giriraj Mani Pokhrel: Health

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